Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group will release Punch Up!, the action-packed, manga-inspired debut graphic novel from one of the animation community’s busiest creators, Zachary Sterling, publishing globally June 6, 2023. The first book in a three-volume series, Punch Up! centers around the daring adventures of orphan Pitch, an aspiring tournament fighter who longs to make his mark at the Wide Plains Fighting Tournament. Sterling’s vibrant art style and diverse cast of characters are sure to delight martial arts fans young and adult.
Punch Up! is a shonen manga story of young orphan Pitch, an aspiring tournament fighter who has big dreams. He dreams of traveling to the city and competing in the Wide Plains Fighting Tournament. He also harbors a secret wish—to be reunited with the man he believes is his long-lost father, aging tournament fighter Sonny Chan. Can Pitch make it in a big city filled with unsavory types that want to do him harm? Is Emperor Vergil, host of the fighting tournament, one of those people? Will Sonny decide to act decent for once? Find out in this exciting blast of battle energy!
Punch Up! (ISBN: 978-1-63715-217-1) will be available at both digital and physical retailers everywhere on June 6, 2023, for the list price of $15.99.